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The schedule for the complete shutdown of Interstate 64 westbound this week has been revised once again.

The Missouri Department of Transportation was set to close the westbound lanes of the highway from Broadway to 21st St. Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. and re-open the two right lanes on Friday morning; then shut down the entire highway again from Friday morning at 10 to 5 a.m. Monday.

Here are the changes:

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Planned overnight closures of westbound Interstate 64 through downtown St. Louis will have to wait a few days.

The Missouri Department of Transportation was set to close all the lanes on the double-deck structure between Broadway and 21st St. tonight, and re-open them by 4 a.m. Wednesday. But high temperatures have prevented MoDOT crews from completing work that's needed to allow traffic to drive on newly resurfaced roadways.

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The ongoing work on the driving surface for Interstate 64 through downtown means lane closures again this weekend.

Starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow, the Missouri Department of Transportation will shut down all westbound lanes of the double-deck structure between Broadway and 21st Street. Two eastbound lanes may also close for safety reasons.

The ramps from 10th and 14th streets to westbound I-64 will remain open. All lanes, except for the farthest left, will re-open by Monday's rush hour.

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Two familiar names in St. Louis construction have won a Missouri Department of Transportation contract to rebuild the Daniel Boone Bridge, which carries Interstate 64 across the Missouri River at Chesterfield.

Alberici Enterprises and Walsh Construction will start on the $125 million project in early 2013. The construction portion of the contract totals $111 million.

MoDOT director Kevin Keith called it a great day for his department and the region, saying St. Louis and St. Charles counties are getting a lot from the contract.

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If you use Interstate 64 westbound to get to work in the morning, you'll need to find alternate routes.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will be unable to re-open the westbound lanes of the highway on the double decker structure before rush hour tomorrow morning because repairs were more extensive than anticipated.

Morning headlines- Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012
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St. Louis Police debate workplace representation

Next month, St. Louis City police sergeants are set to decide who will represent their interests at work, and the St. Louis Police Officers Association says it is the best option on the table.

At a meeting last night, members of the St. Louis Police Officers Association made their case to sergeants.To punctuate their point they brought in Chuck Canterbury, the National President of the Fraternal Order of Police.

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If you need to get across the Missouri River from Chesterfield to St. Charles County on Sept. 25, plan ahead - your normal route won't be open.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is closing the westbound span of the Daniel Boone Bridge, which carries Interstate 64 over the Missouri River, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. Workers must inspect the 1930s-era bridge, which carries more than 75,000 cars a day.

Court rules Ill. public works plan is legal

Jul 11, 2011
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The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld a law that created a $31 billion statewide construction program.

It unanimously rejected arguments that lawmakers improperly mixed together different issues in a single piece of legislation.

The court on Monday said all parts of the law had "a natural and logical connection" to the public works program.

Joplin Home Depot building design under scrutiny

Jun 27, 2011
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Engineers who studied the Joplin Home Depot where at least seven people died say the store's construction method might have led to some of the deaths.

The Kansas City Star reports that the "tilt-up wall" method used at the Joplin store met city codes, but didn't offer much protection when an EF-5 tornado roared through the community.

Morning headlines: Friday, June 17, 2011

Jun 17, 2011
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SSM Health Care will not Hire Smokers Starting in July

A St. Louis-based health care organization says it wants to improve the health of its employees and set an example, so smokers need not apply.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that SSM Health Care will begin a tobacco-free hiring policy in July.

Compton Bridge to reopen tomorrow

Feb 28, 2011

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The Compton Bridge in midtown St. Louis is set to reopen to traffic tomorrow.

Compton will be the primary detour during the 14-month reconstruction of the Grand Boulevard Bridge.

Ill. court throws out liquor taxes, video gambling

Jan 26, 2011

Reporting from Sean Crawford, Illinois Public Radio also used in this report.

An Illinois appellate court has thrown out legalized video gambling and higher taxes on liquor and candy that were supposed to fund a $31 billion state construction plan.

The court ruled the 2009 law violated the state Constitution's prohibition on bills that deal with more than one subject.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Oct. 29, 2009 -  Thousands of St. Louisans will no doubt rejoice when Interstate 64/Highway 40 reopens in a few weeks. But rejoicing even more will be a small group of men and women for whom the project meant headaches beyond fuming in congested traffic.

When the Missouri Department of Transportation announced that it would shut down Highway 40 for the largest highway construction project in its history, drivers were more than a little skeptical.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, April 7, 2009 - The ads promise straight talk, but AmerenUE customers who have been bombarded with TV spots on both sides of the increasingly contentious debate over how to pay for a possible new nuclear plant might easily feel like they've been thrown a series of curves.

The battle began with a stark ad from the Fair Electricty Rate Action Fund, opponents of the utility's efforts to be allowed to charge ratepayers for financing a new plant -- if it even decides to build one.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 11, 2009 - AmerenUE and other Missouri utilities are attempting to overturn a 1976 consumer protection law in order to pay for the construction of a $6 billion nuclear power plant. The law, called the No Construction Work In Progress (No-CWIP), makes it illegal for utility companies to charge rate-payers for power plants before they are fully constructed. State Sen. Delbert Scott, R-Lowry City, is sponsoring Senate Bill 228 , which, if passed, would permit the utility to charge higher rates to consumers so it can have lower finance charges while building the plant.

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